Welcome to the Offical Endurance Nation Store FAQ page!
Hopefully we’ll answer all your question here, but if not, feel free to email us directly at support [at] endurancenation [dot] us. If you are looking to learn more about how the plans have evolved for the 2012 season, please click here to learn more. If you are ready to shop, please return to the main store page. Note: If you are a member looking for help, please visit the Member FAQ page here.
What is a Season Plan?
Nobody trains for just one race. We train through a triathlon season, moving from focus to focus within highly variable time, weather, and environmental constraints. Responding to the feedback of our training plan customers, we’ve created a tool that teaches you how to adapt your Season Plan to any race schedule across an entire season. Your Season Plan includes:
- 20wk OutSeason training plan, — our game-changing Fast Before Far guidance – $329 value
- 20wk Platinum Ironman training plan — Includes 10-15′ podcasts for every week of your plan – $379 value
- Course Talk for your race: 90-120′ movie of the Coaches teaching you how to race every inch of your course! (US Ironman events only) – $49 value
- The Season Planning Toolkit — Spreadsheets, videos, and detailed instructions to help you manage your plan across your season and adapt it to ANY racing schedule.
If you live in New England, are racing Ironman Wisconsin, plan to begin your off-season in January, and need to know how to integrate an Olympic in May and a Half Ironman in June until your plan — our Season Plan and the Season Planning Toolkit has you covered!
What are the Different Plan Types (Silver, Gold, Platinum) all about?
Silver Level Information
Our most basic training plan. You get a no-frills, focused plan that provides exactly what you need to get smarter and get fitter for race day. Every EN plan includes our latest workouts, season planning guidance to adapt for ANY racing schedule, and our renown Swim eBook with Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced swim guidance included for ALL plans!
Gold Level Information
For the triathlete looking for a bit more than just a plan, each Gold Level plan includes access to multiple weekly Coach Podcasts – a 10-15′ podcast for every training week, 8+ hours total! Every EN plan includes our latest workouts, season planning guidance to adapt for ANY racing schedule, and our renown Swim eBook with Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced swim guidance included for ALL plans!
Platinum Level Information
The ultimate triathlon training plan. In addition to all the Silver resources and Gold-level weekly, your Platinum plan includes the Ironman Course Talk for your Race (a 90-120′ movie of the Coaches teaching you how to race every inch of your course; US Ironman events only — a $49 value!) and our Long Course Execution Lecture Series — Bike & run execution with race nutrition information; digital courses with more than three hours of instruction!
I hear that EN is big on training with power. I don’t have a powermeter. Can I still use your training plans?
Yeah, we hear that a lot also The intensities for all of our workouts are prescribed as power (or pace for the run), heart rate, and rate of perceived exertion (RPE). The workouts are exactly the same, you just reference the intensity according to what training tools you are using: power, GPS, a heart rate monitor, or the calibrated head. Short answer: yes, absolutely!
Where can I view a sample training week?
Each week is built from the perspective of maximizing your training time as an Age Group triathlete. While details, duration and intensity varies week-to-week between different plans, you can see a visual sample here.
What’s this Real-Time Support option?
The coaches are active online every day via Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, you’ll be able to follow our simple instructions for contacting the coaches to get basic plan support and information for your training plan. No other coach is this accessible, period!
What is the Endurance Nation 30-Day Money Back Guarantee?
It’s very simple: if you don’t dig the plan, just email us your purchase receipt within 30-days and we’ll refund 100% of your purchase, no questions asked. We believe in karma and trust that you’ll delete the plan from your computer so as not to offend the tri gods.
Why do you include swim guidance for all levels with all of your training plans?
After years of coaching triathletes, we’ve realized that very few individual athletes actually fit the profile of being Advanced (or Intermediate or Beginner) at all three disciplines. The biggest disconnect was swimming. For example, many Advanced cyclists and runners can be rocks in the pool…and many fish can’t bike or run! Now each plan is written with Intermediate swims that are a stretch for beginners, a touch easy for advanced folks but right on for intermediate levels swimmers. We’ve then included, as an additional supplement, entire swim schedules for Beginner and Advanced swimmers, allowing you customize any of our plans to fit your unique swimming ability.
I thought Endurance Nation only did Ironman or 70.3 training plans?
Our athletes have been doing Sprint and Olympic distance events for the better part of the last four years. We have offered minimal guidance on how to add these races to a larger schedule; making the switch to generating complete training plans was simply the next step.
It’s More Than A Plan, It’s Your Ticket To A “Nation” of Athletes
When you purchase an Endurance Nation training plan, you’ll join our extended family of triathletes…more than 2,000 strong! You’ll have access to sponsor discounts with infinIT nutrition, FuelBelt, Wheelbuilder.com, and many more.
What do the Training Hours look like?
We know that so many of you are looking for information that will help you choose the best plan for you. Since Coach Patrick is such a visual person, he created the following set of charts for you to view each plan by training hours.
Please note the following legend:
- Blue is for swim time.
- Yellow is for bike time.
- Green is for run time.
- Red is for the TOTAL TIME (adding swim, bike and run), and should not be counted in your mental math towards the overall training commitment!
- All charts are for the 20-week versions of each plan: if you are interested in the final 12 weeks, start at week 8 on the charts!
OutSeason Plan Hourss
Ironman Plan Hourss
Half Iron / 70.3 Plan Hours
What is the “Team Upgrade” Option?
After purchasing your training plan you may decide you could benefit from the additional support of the coaches, Team, and our ridiculously big library of members-only resources. If you’d like to join TeamEN we’ll apply a credit of $49/mo to your membership, for the remaining duration of your purchased training plan (up to five months). We’ll contact you via email within a few weeks of your training plan purchase to see if you are interested in upgrading.
What types of payment do you accept?
Currently we accept Visa and Mastercard. At this time we only accept payments online so we will not be able to accept a P.O., invoice you, or take an order over the phone.
Ready To Purchase Your Plan?
Please return to the main store page or pick your plan category using the buttons below.